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May 23rd 2010

PENTECOST
On the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit descended with power upon the Apostles; thus began the mission of the Church in the world. Jesus himself prepared the Eleven for this mission, appearing to them on many occasions after his Resurrection (cf. Acts 1: 3). Prior to the Ascension into Heaven, he ordered them "not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father" (cf. Acts 1: 4-5); that is, he asked them to stay together to prepare themselves to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. And they gathered in prayer with Mary in the Upper Room, awaiting the promised event (cf. Acts 1: 14). To stay together was the condition laid down by Jesus in order to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit; the premise of their harmony was prolonged prayer. In this way we are offered a formidable lesson for every Christian community. Some think at times that missionary effectiveness depends primarily on careful programming and its subsequent intelligent application through a concrete commitment. The Lord certainly does ask for our collaboration, but before any other response his initiative is necessary: his Spirit is the true protagonist of the Church. The roots of our being and of our action are in the wise and provident

Saint Felix Catholic Parish Newsletter

Parish Priest: Fr David Hennessy e-mail: sacerdotus@googlemail.com Website: www.saintfelix.org.uk

PENTECOST SUNDAY
YEAR C

WEEKEND MASS TIMES 6pm: ST FELIX 9am: ST FELIX 10.30am: CONVENT ( Colin & Sharon Stannard Silver wedding ) 11.30am: ST CECILIA’S

MASSES THIS WEEK
Tuesday—Saturday 10.00am
Thursday: Annie King+

THE ANNUAL MISSION APPEAL will be made this year by Fr Mark Minihane on behalf of the Augustinian Missions THIS weekend

AT THE CONVENT

FRIDAY 12 noon at St Felix
Don Brown+

PLEASE RETURN COMPLETED GIFT AID FORMS ASAP. PLENTY MORE AVAILABLE!

PARISH COFFEE MORNING SATURDAY 12TH JUNE 10.30am - Noon St. Felix Parish Hall We really do need you to support this event. It is a chance to socialise, have a chat, which we all like to do and raise much needed money for parish funds. We will be having refreshments, the grand raffle, a cake stall, tombola, nearly new and guess the weight of the cake. A box will be in the porch at St. Felix from 4th June if you have any items for the nearly new stall (e.g. fancy goods, toiletries, good quality books etc. no clothes thank you). The hall will be open between 11am and noon on Friday 11th June please bring your cakes then. Please try and sell as many raffle tickets as you can. Counterfoils and money need to be returned by 6th June. If you are donating a raffle prize let Jenny have it by the 6th June. Posters will be available next week. Your support of this event will be appreciated. Any queries please speak to Sylvia - FT. 275370 or Jenny - FT. 671217

COLLECTIONS LAST WEEK
OFFERTORY: £721.17 CAFOD: £187.72 CATHOLIC COMMS: £240.68 MANY THANKS FOR YOUR GENEROSITY

FAMILY OF JESUS AND MARY
Meeting Thursday 27th May on "Unbrella Trust" 7.30pm. ALL WELCOME

The Spirit of God is like our breath. God’s Spirit is more intimate to us than we are to ourselves. We might not often be aware of it, but without it we cannot live a “spiritual life.” It is the Holy Spirit of God who prays in us, who offers us the gifts of love, forgiveness, kindness, goodness, gentleness, peace and joy. It is the Holy Spirit who offers us the life that death cannot destroy. Let us always pray, “Come, Holy Spirit, come.” (Henri Nouwen: Bread For The Journey )

The KSC invite all to celebrate with them the 90th anniversary of the founding
of our Order . The Mass will be at St. Johns Norwich Sat 5th June at Noon and will be con-celebrated by the Bishop Fr Adrian Gates [Provincial Chaplain] and Fr Peter Rollings .The Narthex refectory will be available for Tea/Coffee after Mass. JK PRAYER FOR PRIESTS THIS WEEK: Frs. Aidan Power; Gerry Quigley; Michael Rear; Piotr Redlinski; Michael Robson; Tony Rogers; Peter Rollings.

CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION
The annual deanery procession will be held at St Mary’s on Sunday, 6th June at 15.00. Weather permitting, we will process from the church to the presbytery garden, simple benediction outside and solemn benediction back inside the church. Light refreshments will be available afterwards in the parish hall.
PLEASE REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS ALL WHO ARE SICK AND THOSE WHO HAVE DIED RECENTLY OR HAVE ANNIVERSARIES: George Friel, Trevor Duran, Sr. Alphonsus Fogarty, Kathleen Harrison, Elizabeth Negus, Catherine Smith, Teresa Ward, Catherine Achow, Elizabeth Britton, Kevin Flynn, Olive Jackson, Carla Burgess, Frances Lamb, Peter Crouch, Jim Kenna. RIP

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